Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA,
Mo. (August 15, 2019) – After a solid Knoxville
360 Nationals outing, Kyle Bellm is back in
action this weekend with a pair of events in
Belllm will take the
wheel of the Smith Racing No. 86 Sprint Car for
Saturday night’s card at Eldon’s Lake Ozark
Speedway and then Sunday’s tilt atop the ˝-mile
Missouri State Fair Speedway at Sedalia.
Bellm last wheeled the
Smith Racing machine to a sixth-place finish at
California, Missouri’s Double X Speedway on
Sunday, August 4.
“We had a stacked
heat, then the feature went green to checkered,”
Bellm recalls. “We were
coming on strong at the end, we just ran out of
That Double X outing
followed on the heels of the Knoxville 360
Nationals and then a Tuesday night card at
Oskaloosa’s Southern Iowa Speedway. Bellm
wheeled Tony Bartlett’s No. 75au entry for both
After picking off a
heat race win in the Friday, August 2,
preliminary card, Bellm raced to a 16th-place
feature finish that night before finishing out
the 360 Nationals in Saturday night “B” Main
action amongst a field of nearly 100 entries.
“We were good, the car
had a lot of speed all weekend,” Bellm says.
“The only time that we missed it all
weekend was in qualifying and that put us too
After a third-place
finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at
Southern Iowa Speedway on Tuesday, August 6,
Bellm was poised to make a run from 13th
in the feature before engine woes forced the No.
“I think we were going
to do well at Oskaloosa,” Bellm recalls.
“We fell back at the start of the heat
and worked back up to third. The
car felt really good for the feature, we passed
three or four cars on the first start before a
caution came out. Then we had
a cylinder fill with water to we had to pull
Overall, a few weeks
teamed with the Bartlett No. 75au team proved
“I was happy with the
speed we had, and with a few good breaks we
could have had some good finishes,” Bellm
explains. “I’m grateful to
Tony Bartlett for the opportunity to drive his
car and hopefully we can do it again next year.
And I also have to thank Clancy Boots for
getting us together, I felt like we got better
every time out.”
Now it’s back to the
wheel of the Smith Racing No. 86 for events at
Lake Ozark Speedway and Sedalia this weekend.
The Kyle Bellm Racing
efforts are made possible with support from
marketing partners including Greenworks Nursery,
Landscapes Awarded, Christian County Collision
Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, PPG Automotive
Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions,
Schaeffers Racing Oil and Valley Park West
Quick Stats: 22
Races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 10 top-tens.
Up Next: Lake Ozark
Speedway (Eldon, MO) on Saturday and Sedalia’s
Missouri State Fair Speedway on Sunday.
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